Ethical Hacking is a term used to describe hacking performed by a company or individual to help identify potential threats on a computer or network. An ethical hacker is a computer and networking expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of its owners for the purposes of finding security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit. Generally, an ethical hacker attempts to bypass system security and search for any weak points that could be exploited by malicious hackers. Rather than taking advantage of the vulnerabilities, they rather document them and then transmitted to the organization to improve the system security, in an effort to minimize or eliminate any potential attacks.
The term “ethical hacker” has received criticism at times from people who say that there is no such thing as an “ethical” hacker. Hacking is hacking, no matter how you look at it and those who do the hacking are commonly referred to as computer criminals or cyber criminals. However, the work that ethical hackers do for organizations has helped improve system security and can be said to be quite effective and successful. The purposed of ethical hacking is to evaluate the security of a network or system’s infrastructure. It entails finding and attempting to exploit any vulnerability to determine whether unauthorized access or other malicious activities are possible. Vulnerabilities tend to be found in poor or improper system configuration, known and unknown hardware or software flaws, and operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures.
Any organization that has a network connected to the internet or provides an online service should subject it to a penetration test. Various standards require companies to conduct penetration testing from both an internal and external perspective on an annual basis and after any significant change in the infrastructure or application.
This 2 day course on Ethical Hacking will guide you through the understanding in-depth on Ethical Hacking followed by the IT System and Security fundamentals, to the Hacking Tools and Techniques and Penetration Testing.
Key benefits of attending this workshop
By end of this course, delegates will be able to:
- BE a White Hat Hacker
- LEARN from the Basics of Ethical Hacking
- EXPOSE to Ethical Hacking
- LEARN the latest tools and methods being used by Cyber Criminals & Terrorists
- UNDERSTAND how Ethical Hackers can fight Cyber Criminals & Terrorists
- GET ANSWERED to every single question on Ethical Hacking
- GET ANSWERED to every single question Penetration Testing
- USE the skills in their job
- SECURE and PROTECT any network from hackers and loss of data
For Hacking to be deemed Ethical, the Hacker must obey the following rules:
- Expressed (often written) permission to probe the network and attempt to identify potential security risks
- Respect the individual’s or company’s privacy
- Close out work, not leaving anything open for you or someone else to exploit at a later time
- Let the software developer or hardware manufacturer know of any security vulnerabilities you locate in their software or hardware, if not already known by the company
Who Should Attend?
This event has been specifically designed for:
- IT Security Specialists
- Web Developers
- Network Engineers
- System Administrators
- IT Professionals
- Information Security Specialists
- Site Administrators.
…and anyone concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure and its security.
Why you should Attend?
Ethical hacking is a proactive form of information security and is also known as penetration testing, intrusion testing and red teaming. An ethical hacker is sometimes called a legal or white hat hacker and its counterpart a black hat, a term that comes from old Western movies, where the “good guy” wore a white hat and the “bad guy” wore a black hat. The term “ethical hacker” is frowned upon by some security professionals who see it has a contradiction in terms and prefer the name “penetration tester.”
In this 2 day course, delegates will be able to become a “White Hat Hacker”, They would be able to learn about ethical hacking in-depth, the latest tools and methods used by Cyber Criminals & Terrorists. They will also get answers to every query on Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing. This course would not only teach the delegates theories of Ethical Hacking but also teach them to perform it with proper guidance. After the event, delegates will be able to use the skills in the job and secure and protect their network from hackers or loss of data.